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  • Wednesday December 2nd, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 02, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 02, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 02, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UNSC Committee approved the removal of one individual and eleven entities previously subjected to asset freeze for their connection with Iraq’s nuclear programme. Source: United Nations Press Release
  2. NATO Secretary General welcomed the dialogue between Russia and the U.S. to extend the New START Treaty that regulates the number of nuclear warheads. Source: Sputnik
  3. The U.S. condemned China for flagrant violation in undermining the international sanctions on DPRK and offered USD5 million for information on China’s sanction evasion. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Australia’s Defence Minister declared to participate in the joint programme with the U.S. to develop a hypersonic missile for the defense force amidst tensions with China. Source: Sputnik
  2. Diplomats said the UNSC is unlikely to take action over the assisation of a top Iranian nuclear scientist as there had not been a request by any member to discuss that issue. Source: Metro US
  3. The U.S. State Department announced new weapons sale deals with six countries, namely Brazil, Croatia, Lebanon, Canada, Suadi Arabia and ROK worth USD1.55B in total. Source: The Hill
REGIONS
  1. China refused to issue any apology statements regarding the posting of a dotocred image of an Australian soldier slashing an Afgan child’s throat. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Thai court will issue a verdict on Wednesday to decide whether PM Prayut has broken the rules by living in an army house, but warned against vulgar criticisms of the rulings. Source: CNA
  3. Vietnam PM ordered the aviation authority to stop all in-bound commercial flights after three patients had tested positive for COVID-19, making it the first local case in three months. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodian delegation led by H.E. Ouch Borith is heading to Timor-Leste to deliver facemasks and other necessary medical supplies, as a part of a generous donation. Source: AKP
  2. The leadership of the former opposition party CNRP issued a statement ordering their members to return to the Kingdom on January 04, 2021, in response to the court’s order. Source: Cambodianess
  3. The Ministry of Health is still unable to detect the contacting source of the first community infection of COVID-19, which has been labeled as the November 28 incident. Source: Khmer Times

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